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Address: Shaniko, OR

Roll through desert, mountain, ranches, and canyons: a 42.7-mile trail for...

Roll through desert, mountain, ranches, and canyons: a 42.7-mile trail for the advanced biker.

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Ghost town

Neat glimpse of history. Fun to stop and look around. Great ice cream shop. Hotel is shut down. Fill up gas whenever you can.

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Sherwood, Oregon
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Corvallis, Oregon
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233 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have been to Shaniko a couple times this month. It's an interesting stop and would be a fun place to be on their summer festival weekends. For now, it is truly off-season. The store, Shaniko Trader, is open and there is a Porta-Pot if one needs a restroom. In early Oct. when we were there, there was a "garage... More 

Thank Hazel S
Sherwood, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Neat glimpse of history. Fun to stop and look around. Great ice cream shop. Hotel is shut down. Fill up gas whenever you can.

Thank robinsdl
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Spent a hot minute in Shaniko. (Really, it was 99°!) Talked with the owner of the grocery store. The only business that was open. From what he told me, he has the only operating business in the town of 25 residents. There is a Texaco gas station, but he told me it has never had gas. Worth a stop, just... More 

1 Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing was open, it was definitely a ghost town. Good place to stop and walk around. There were several other families there wandering around the deserted buildings and ones that appeared to be in business but were closed. We visited on a Tuesday afternoon in August.

1 Thank Lisa L
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406 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stopped at the little store on the edge of town they have a little of everything food snacks ,trinkets , used stuff. we really enjoyed the talk with the man behind the counter he was very colorful and told us someone had bought an renovated the local hotel and cafe but that the city council is so terrible to... More 

1 Thank simpleyme
Central Point, United States
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Shaniko is a nice place to stretch your legs, grab an ice cream, and gander at some old relics of the past. Visit the old jail and gander at some interesting old farm equipment and automobiles.

2 Thank Fred H
San Francisco, CA
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265 reviews
91 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Bills as a ghost town which it mostly is now – it was an important shipping center for cattle and sheep in the late 1800’s. Mostly deserted and abandoned buildings with a few open businesses – café, store and post office. Fun to wander around and imagine the town as it was 100 years ago. It is right off Highway... More 

2 Thank Whistledown
Orlando, Florida
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This in an interesting place but the ghost town we were expecting. There are a few blocks of old buildings and a few stores open in the middle of town. Nothing seems to be coordinated.

Thank rich w
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

It was awesome! They'll actually let you camp out there. The rv park is closed. But the guy that came out and talked to us, he works for the fire department, said no one would care. He let the kids sit in the fire truck.There are no hookups. But the only other place to go is back to madras or... More 

2 Thank MrsSemperFi2004
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189 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This is a bit off the path but well worth the time. You can see the old buildings from a once bustling town of the old West. There is a post office still in service. Fun place to see. Highly recommend a visit.

2 Thank FloridaGal3740

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